Saturday, November 30, 2019

Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life by Kay and Moriarity - OPTIONAL

Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life by Jonathan Kay and Joan Moriarity, 180 pages. NON-FICTION. Sutherland House, 2019. $18.

Language: R (8 swears, 3 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Jonathan and Joan are both passionate about board games. They have written and compiled a collection of independent essays about different lessons that we learn about society, history, economy, ourselves, and more from the games we play.

I found about half of the fifteen essays to be dry and difficult to read, but I enjoyed the others. Chapters 3 and 12 were my favorites because they discussed games that I loved growing up. While I am not as avid of a board-gamer as the authors of these essays, reading the last couple chapters about their favorite games makes me want to try new board games -- maybe I can still find a game that calls to me. The mature content rating is for mentions of rape and sexual abuse.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

1 comment:

Test said...

Interesting book. I HATE board games, so I almost want to read this to find out what I'm not "getting" about them. Wish it hadn't had mature content, though.